Maureen graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor's degree in Business Education, and secondary level teaching credentials in Wyoming and California. She then attended the United States International University where she obtained her Masters Degree in Education. Maureen obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she was president of Women's Caucus and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Family Law.
After law school, Maureen joined Riverside National Bank as General Counsel, practicing financial institution law from 1992-1994, and then transferred to Shapiro and Miles in Orange County to continue banking and real estate litigation. Maureen joined Voss, Cook & Thel in 1995 and served thereafter as Of Counsel to law firms practicing business and real estate litigation.
Maureen joined the Orange County Superior Court in 2005, serving the mental health community as a Riese Hearing Officer for the Probate Court. In addition, she served the Juvenile Court and as a Referee presiding over Juvenile Drug Court, Truancy Court, as well as juvenile dependency and delinquency matters. In 2009, Maureen formed her own litigation firm focusing on business litigation, family law, juvenile law, and elder abuse-related litigation.
In addition to her legal work, Maureen serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund Board, and is also on the Board of Directors of the Collaborative Courts Foundation. She has been a volunteer through the Constitutional Rights Foundation serving as a judge for both the High School Mock Trial competition as well as Peer Court hearings. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, California Women Lawyers, and the Orange County Women Lawyers Association.
Maureen serves on the PTA for her children's school and serves the homeless through Catholic Charities. She is also a member of National Charity League, Monarch Chapter. Maureen is also an avid athlete who has completed numerous marathons and triathlons, including the Boston Marathon and the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon. She continues to love the outdoors, and is an avid skier, hiker, and swimmer. She has completed six legal thriller novels and enjoys the craft of fiction writing. She continues to enjoy balancing the practice of law with her community service and time with her family.
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